Thrombocytopenia in COVID-19 can be attributed to multiple factors. Most often it is disease related. It is usually mild and if severe often associated with severe COVID-19 disease. It can also be due to drugs (Remdesivir, Tocilizumab) or coinfection with other viruses. Here we report two cases of severe thrombocytopenia in COVID-19 due to dengue coinfection. Most often the thrombocytopenia in dengue is self-resolving, and a careful “wait and watch” should suffice unlike COVID-19, where steroids can help if the cytopenia is due to cytokine storm or immune-mediated effects.
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